Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements Private Courses with Melbourne

Learn Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements in 2 x One-on-One Two-Hour Private Sessions


Designed for the ABSOLUTE beginner.  All you need is to have either Adobe Photoshop Cloud version or Creative Suite 6 (CS6) or Adobe Photoshop Elements installed on your laptop/Mac. 
I can advise you about purchasing and installing the programs.
You will learn all about the major tools and features of the program as we work together completing easy assignments. We can work with some of your images too if you want to bring some with you.
The sessions will give you the experience and knowledge to make all the necessary every day editing and manipulations needed to perfect your images. Creative techniques are covered too. A comprehensive set of notes is included in the package so that you can practice the assignments again at a later time.
It is recommended that you schedule the 2 x two-hour sessions no further than 10 days apart.


Here's what you will learn:

We start with an overview of the Photoshop/Elements interface then move on to:
  • A brief overview of Adobe Bridge
  • Brighten, Darken, Contrast LEVELS
  • Brighten, Darken, Contrast CURVES
  • SHARPENING 
  • B&W ADJUSTMENT LAYER
  • Color Correcting
  • SELECTION Tools
  • Editing a Selected Area
  • Adjust the Color of Individual Objects
  • Selective Re-coloring
  • Straighten a Crooked Photograph
  • Brightening Shadow Areas
  • CLONING Away Unwanted Objects/Tourists!
  • DODGING & BURNING
  • CLONING with SPOT HEALING $ PATCH tool
  • Remove Blemishes using CLONE STAMP
  • Removing Blemishes using HEALING BRUSH
  • Whitening Teeth
  • Remove Dark Circles Under The Eyes
  • Remove Signs of Aging Using HEALING BRUSH
  • Glamour Skin Softening
  • Colorizing Hair
  • Burning-In Portraits
  • Cropping Photos
  • BLUR, SHARPEN & SMUDGE Tools
  • Duotones
  • Replacing a Sky
  • BLEND MODES overview
  • Adding Motion Using a LAYER MASK
  • Sharp Foreground, Blurred Background
  • Removing a Color Cast
  • Correcting Verticals
  • Sepia Tone
  • Placing and Editing TEXT
  • Reducing Digital NOISE
  • How to Re-size and E-Mail Photos


By the time you have completed both two-hour sessions you will have experienced a thorough overview of the program and not once will you have had to refer to an 800 page manual. You will then be equipped to practice at home and will no longer have apprehensions about using Photoshop/Elements. I'm only an email away if you need further guidance.


Following the 2 sessions you may want to opt for a third 2-hour one-on-one session that covers the following:

  • Processing RAW files in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)
  • Dodging and Burning Pro Method
  • SHARPENING using EMBOSS Filter
  • Add a Pre-Made ART BORDER to images (2 styles)
  • Combining TEXTURES with photos
  • Create a SIGNATURE BRUSH
  • Produce a GALLERY PRINT
  • LINE ART Print
  • Pastel Painterly Effect
  • Quick Mask
  • Photo Grid Poster
  • Using QUICK MASK
  • Ripped Edges BORDER Effect
  • Spatter Edges BORDER Effect
  • OIL PAINT Filter
  • WARHOL Effect
  • Create WATER REFLECTIONS
  • Content-Aware Move
  • Content-Aware Scale
  • An introduction to HDR

For details to schedule YOUR one-on-one sessions send me an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

I do not have any scheduled 2017 dates for the following Sessions A and B. Stay tuned for updates. Schedule a One-on-One session instead.

Session “A” Hands-On Photoshop Assignments 1-50
Session “B” Hands-On Photoshop Assgnments 51-70


Capturing images with a digital camera is fun, but it is only the first step in producing beautiful and creative photography. Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite (CS) is the undisputed leader in photo-editing software and as a photographer, when you arm yourself with knowledge of this powerful program you will be able to transform your images into memorable photographs that you or your friends will be pleased to hang on their walls as a piece of photo décor.

 

Melbourne has been a photographer for over 30 years and has photographed assignments worldwide. He started working with Photoshop in 1993 using Photoshop version 4. He understands that Photoshop is overwhelming when you are starting out, so he developed two one-day workshops that will guide you through the program with ease.

 

Maybe you have Photoshop installed but have only played around with a few of the tools and are not sure of why certain things happen one time, and don’t happen another time!

 

The 2 days you invest in these workshops will save you hundreds of hours wading through instruction manuals!

 

You will learn all about the major tools and features of the program as you work along with Melbourne on your own laptop completing easy assignments. This will give you the experience and knowledge to make all the necessary every day editing and manipulations needed to perfect your images. Creative techniques are covered too. A comprehensive set of workbook notes is included in the package so that you can practice the assignments again at a later time.

 

By the time you have completed both workshops you will have experienced a thorough overview of the program and not once will you have had to refer to an 800 page manual. You will then be equipped to practice at home and will no longer have apprehensions about using Photoshop.

 

These 2 NEW workshops have been designed so that there is a logical progression from Session “A” to Session “B” so you should attend Session “A” before Session “B”. Some of the techniques you learn in Session “A” will be used in Session “B”. Ideally you will sign up for both sessions which are usually held on weekends about 4 times a year.

 

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HAVE RUDIMENTARY SKILLS IN NAVIGATING AROUND YOUR COMPUTER WHETHER IT IS PC OR MAC.

 

Session “A” Hands-On Photoshop Assignments 1 – 50
 

 

DATE: To Be Announced. Ask about One-on-One courses.

To register send Melbourne an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The easy assignments will allow you to carry out the following:

 

We start with an overview of the Photoshop interface

 

    • Brighten, Darken, Contrast LEVELS
    • Brighten, Darken, Contrast CURVES
    • SHARPENING using LUMINOSITY
    • SHARPENING using SMART SHARPEN
    • B&W CHANNEL MIXER
    • B&W CALCULATIONS
    • B&W ADJUSTMENT LAYER
    • Color Correcting
    • VARIATION Command
    • SELECTION Tools
    • Editing a Selected Area
    • Adjust the Color of Individual Objects
    • Selective Re-coloring
    • Straighten a Crooked Photograph
    • Opening Up Shadow Areas
    • CLONING Away Unwanted Objects
    • DODGING & BURNING
    • CLONING with SPOT HEALING
    • Remove Blemishes using CLONE STAMP
    • Removing Blemishes using HEALING BRUSH
    • Removing Hot Spots
    • Removing Red-Eye
    • Whitening Teeth
    • Whitening Eyes
    • Remove Dark Circles under Eyes
    • Remove Signs of Aging Using HEALING BRUSH
    • Glamour Skin Softening
    • Colorizing Hair
    • Burning-In Portraits
    • Cropping Photos
    • BLUR, SHARPEN & SMUDGE Tools
    • DUOTONES
    • Replacing a Sky
    • BLEND MODES overview
    • Compensating for Over-Exposure
    • Correcting Under-Exposure
    • Adding Motion Using a LAYER MASK
    • Sharp Foreground, Blurred Background
    • Editing Sequence
    • Removing a Color Cast
    • Correcting Verticals
    • Sepia Tone Effect
    • Placing and Editing TEXT
    • Reducing Digital NOISE
    • Re-Sizing Digital Photos
    • How to E-Mail Photos
    • Configuring Photoshop for Adobe 1998
  • Calibrating Your Monitor Settings
  • SPONGE Tool
  • Calibrating Your Monitor

 

Session “B” Hands-On Photoshop Assignments 51 – 70
 

 

DATE: To Be Announced. Ask about One-on-One courses.

To register send Melbourne an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The easy assignments will allow you to carry out the following:

 

A short review of processing workflow

 

 

  • An overview of ADOBE BRIDGE for viewing and managing files
  • Processing RAW files in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)
  • Professional DODGING and BURNING without Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Extreme Edge SHARPENING
  • SHARPENING using EMBOSS Filter
  • Correcting Underexposure using HISTORY BRUSH
  • Add a Pre-Made ART BORDER to images (2 styles)
  • Combining TEXTURES with photos
  • Create a COPYRIGHT or SIGNATURE BRUSH
  • Produce a GALLERY PRINT
  • LINE ART PRINT
  • PASTEL PAINTERLY EFFECT
  • PHOTO GRID POSTER
  • Using QUICK MASK
  • Ripped Edges BORDER Effect
  • Spatter Edges BORDER Effect
  • SPOTLIGHT Effect
  • WARHOL Effect
  • Create WATER REFLECTIONS
  • An introduction to HDR

 

Melbourne will be using Photoshop CS5 but participants can have earlier versions installed on their PC or MAC laptop.

You MUST bring a laptop/MAC with Adobe Photoshop (preferably CS5 or CS6) previously installed since you will be carrying out short exercises using the program.

You MUST bring a mouse with extra batteries. Please note we do NOT supply computers or software. Assignment notes will be supplied, but bring a notepad and pen to make lots of additional notes. Also, bring your laptop AC adaptor so that you do not have to operate your laptop from battery power.

During the workshop you will work along with Melbourne as he demonstrates the brief exercises. Questions are encouraged.

To achieve the most in learning Photoshop, attendance at Session “A” followed by Session “B” is strongly recommended. We do not recommend attending Session “B” until you have completed Session “A”.

By no means advanced, you will have over 70 techniques completed by the end of the 2 days hands-on workshops, and will be able to carry out the major enhancements and manipulations that are basic requirements for digital photographers.

We usually hold the seminars every few months in the studio/house in south Jakarta. Sign up early…spaces sell out fast. We recommend you sign up for both Session “A” and “B”.

Registration is based on “first pay, first served”

All courses include refreshments, lunch and course notes. Conducted in English.

Don’t delay; send an e-mail for up-to-the-minute information and registration details.

Send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Maria at +62 816 976707


Melbourne made the concepts of photography and Photoshop easy to understand and fun to learn, when I attended Part 1, Part 2 and Session A. The group got a lot of feedback and the exercises really reinforced the techniques that Melbourne was teaching. I learned to be less afraid to take my camera out of auto mode and experiment with the settings. I also finally understood how f stops, shutter speeds, and apertures apply when taking a photo. The courses were well paced especially for a rank beginner like me. I am pleased to recommend Melbourne to my friends since the whole experience exceeded my expectations. Group size was small enough to allow participation by all students and allow for one-on-one instruction. Melbourne succeeded in making the material easy to understand and interaction with the group made the class enjoyable. Were the courses good values for money? Getting to learn photography from a world class photographer is priceless. Great value!

Nieve Yockkim, U.S.A.